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Pro Ride - Japan pow trip 2013

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Pro Ride Mt Seymour Road Trip

On Friday, February 1st, Pro Ride went on the annual camp road trip to Mount Seymour. The day trip is included for all campers doing Pro Ride for 8 weeks or more.  Coach Duncan lead the trip with day sighseeing and shopping in Vancouver followed by night riding at Mount Seymour. With a minivan booked the car was packed high with equipment and backpacks and just enough room to squeeze everyone in.  We got to the city around 11am and went straight to some serious shopping at Park Royal mall, which is in North Vancouver. A few people wanted to do some shopping, so we spent a good amount of time there. Vancouver is one of the most amazingly located cities, with mountains and snow only half an hour away.

World Ski and Snowboard Festival

PREPARE TO PARTY IN APRIL AND SLEEP IN MAY: THE WORLD SKI AND SNOWBOARD FESTIVAL TAKES OVER WHISTLER APRIL 12 TO 21, 2013

The WWSF officially starts today with a huge line up of Music, arts and ski and snowboard events. 

Register Now for Pro Ride 2013-14

With the last week of snowboard camps upon us all dates are now set and we have started taking bookings for next season. Bookings can be made for all Pro Ride Clinics, Camps & Course at www.pro-ride.com/book

Clinics (freeride, freestyle, instructor)
5 Day Clinics: Start every Monday from December 9th 2013- April 21st 2014

Camps (freeride or Freestyle)
1 Week Camps: Start every Saturday from Dec 7th 2013 - 19th April 2014
2 Week Camps: Start every Saturday from Dec 7th 2013 - 12th April 2014

Whistler Half Pipe Camp

The first of many to come Pro Pipe Camps was run last week lead by coach Crispin Lipscomb, Olympic half pipe athelete and coach.  

The focus is on freestyle snowboard training in the halfpipe, park and competitive development, learning fundamental freestyle skills.  

Half pipe camp video link 

Showcase Showdown

Under less then sunny skies the Showcase Showdown took place this Saturday at the bottom of Whistler mountain. The Showcase Showdown, now in it's 16th year, has taken many forms over the years. From pipestyle, to jib jam, slopestyle, and this year big air. Charles Beckinsale made a 60 foot step down which sent the riders flying into the village square.
The theme this year was "Night of the living shred", and with zombie body parts everywhere and the on slought of terrible weather the theme really came to life.

In the end Marc-Andre Tremblay took 1st place, Matt Belzile was in second, and Nathan Therriault took third. On the girls side Breanna Stangeland took first, Gillian Andrewshenko, second, and Carly Scott in third.

Also congratulations to Pro Ride coach Duncan Mainland for making it to finals and finishing in 10th place.

Campers Pass their CASI Snowboard Instructor Exams

Congratulations to Pro Ride Campers Marc & Steffen for passing their CASI level 1 snowboard instructor exam last weekend. 

Japow

 

The Pro Ride crew has ventured to Niseko, Japan for a mid season powder adventure. Niseko is located in Hokkaido, the north island of Japan, about 2 hours from the city of Sapporo. As soon as you get off the plane in Sapporo you notice a change…. Not only is the culture wildly different and endlessly interesting, but everywhere you there are snow banks well over head height. This sight can’t help but get you a little excited, and as you drive from Sapporo to the resort town of Niseko the snow banks just get bigger and bigger.

CASI 4 Week Instructor Course March 2nd 2013

There are still places available on our 4 week March 2nd level 1 CASI snowboard Course. March is a great time to train and get qualified to work before the 2013-14 winter season.  For those who already have their CASI level 1 qualification and would like to attain CASI level 2 there are still some training dates and exams available for March and April too.   CASI certifications.

Level 1 course dates: Mar 2nd  2013
Level 2 course dates: Feb 18th, Mar 2nd 2013 (note CASI level1 is a prerequisite)
Park 1 Instructor dates: please email for more information (note CASI level1 is a prerequisite)
Level 3 Course dates: please email for more information  

For more information please email us snowboard [at] pro-ride [dot] com or visit our courses page for more details and prices.

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